WeHero October 2022 Newsletter

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It's October and we're planning for some of the biggest volunteer and employee engagement days of the year. In this newsletter, we'll share about the social impact days you should be keeping an eye on, the WeHero 100, new WeHero experiences, new Learn videos, and more!

Let's dive in

1 // The Time Is Now

The time to plan your end-of-year volunteer and employee engagement events is NOW. Planning and promoting events earlier results in increased participation, increased engagement, and more IMPACT!

Social impact days to have on your radar!

1. October is Blindness Awareness Month and according to the World Health Organization, there are 285 million people who are visually impaired worldwide, 39 million of whom are completely blind. Join us in supporting through a Be My Eyes volunteer experience!

2. Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, honoring military veterans of the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I.

3. Giving Tuesday is a global movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

Want to see a full list of the social impact days you should be keeping an eye on? Checkout our social impact calendar!

See The Calendar

2 // WeHero 100

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This month we're excited to announce Warby Parker's addition to the WeHero 100. The WeHero 100 is a list of 100 of the best companies at social impact and employee engagement. A big congrats to Warby Parker for all of their accomplishments. Want to learn about what makes them special? Read more!

See The WeHero 100  

3 // New WeHero Experiences


Create musical instruments for individuals with developmental disabilities/mental well-being needs.

See The Experience

Knot Alone

Provide children facing hospital treatments with a colorful, comfortable fleece blanket and a video message of support.

See The Experience

Compost Classic

Gain insight into the impact of food waste and the difference one person can make through composting.

See The Experience

4 // New WeHero Learn Videos

Our team has been cranking out the WeHero Learn content over the past 30 days. Pick a video and learn something new in the social impact space!

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Watch The Interview

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Watch The Interview


Here's to making an impact

Our mission is to build innovative solutions that empower organizations and individuals around the world to maximize social impact. To support you in reaching your social impact goals, we've created the WeHero Learn Center. For more of our learn series videos and blogs, visit here.


The WeHero Team

The Writers

Andy VandenBerg
Andy VandenBerg is the co-founder and COO of WeHero where he works closely with hundreds of companies to help them reach their social impact goals. Andy speaks actively about the importance of aligning strategy with social responsibility and how companies can pursue both purpose and profit. Andy’s past experience includes private equity and family office investing. If he’s not in front of his computer, you can find him in the Pacific Ocean or Lake Michigan.
Ben Sampson
Ben Sampson is the co-founder and CEO of WeHero where he works closely with hundreds of companies to help them reach their social impact goals. Ben speaks actively about corporate social responsibility, volunteerism, sustainability, and how companies united with activism drive powerful change. Ben’s past experience includes leading product teams, building startups, and studying sustainable business strategy at Harvard. In his free time, he’s an avid outdoor enthusiast focused on skiing, surfing, and mountain biking.

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